Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Reheating at the end of inflation Kaloian Lozanov (IoA) 25 February 2015
Dusty Quasars: Supermassive Black Holes in Hiding at the Main Epoch of Galaxy Formation Manda Banerji (UCL -> IoA) 25 February 2015
Where do galaxies end? Adam Stevens (Swinburne/IoA) 18 February 2015
Triggered fragmentation in self-gravitating discs: forming fragments at small radii Farzana Meru (ETH Zurich -> IoA) 18 February 2015
The Last Major Merger of the Milky Way Prashin Jethwa (IoA) 11 February 2015
Feeding the supermassive black hole in the Milky Way Nathalie Degenaar (University of Michigan -> IoA) 11 February 2015

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
The physics of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters Christopher Reynolds, University of Maryland 26 February 2015
What Can Tidal Disruption Events Teach Us About Black Hole Accretion? Mitch Begelman, JILA Colorado 19 February 2015
eROSITA: a global view of the hot Universe Andrea Merloni, MPE Garching 12 February 2015
Supernova flash spectroscopy: a new observational window into stellar death Avishay Gal-Yam, Weizmann Institute 5 February 2015
CANCELLED - Using our Galactic center supermassive black hole Sgr A* as a testbed for theories of accretion Sera Markoff, University of Amsterdam 29 January 2015

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Mapping the z>2 Cosmic Web Using the 3D Ly-a Forest Khee-Gan Lee (MPIA Heidelberg) 27 February 2015
A close look at fast cold gas in the halo of a z > 6 QSO Claudia Cicone & Tiago Costa (Cavendish&IoA) 13 February 2015
Uncovering Blue Diffuse Dwarf Galaxies Bethan James (IoA) 6 February 2015
Self-Gravity, Resonances & Orbital diffusion in stellar discs Jean-Baptiste Fouvry (IAP) 30 January 2015
AGN -- Host Galaxy Relations and their Evolution Matt Auger (IoA) 23 January 2015

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011
Measuring Black Hole Spin Ramesh Narayan, Harvard 25 November 2010

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011
Searching for Life on Mars Peter Smith, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona 11 March 2010